Your favourite 1590A Fuzz pedal is?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by cnltb, Nov 13, 2017.

  1. cnltb

    cnltb

    May 28, 2005
    Which is your favourite fuzzies in 1590A?
    And why?
    I am interested in original designs rather than clones.
    Thanks!
     
  2. Nunovsky

    Nunovsky

    Sep 4, 2004
    Portugal
    I have a COG Mini Tarkin and I love it. It's based on the Muff Green Russian circuit but it has a lot of tweaks in it that make it a super versatile fuzz that cover a lot of tonal ground. I highly recomend it.
     
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  3. cnltb

    cnltb

    May 28, 2005
    It is on my check out list and has been for a while! :)
     
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  4. cnltb

    cnltb

    May 28, 2005
    Do you know of any others by any chance?
     
  5. Nunovsky

    Nunovsky

    Sep 4, 2004
    Portugal
    You have the Malekko Omicron fuzz and the SFX Micro fuzz.
    Fuzz Dog's pedal parts has a lot of DIY kits to assemble with Fuzz circuits.
     
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  6. Nunovsky

    Nunovsky

    Sep 4, 2004
    Portugal
    The guys from Bananana have a lot of fuzzes and diferent effects in 1590A format.
     
  7. cnltb

    cnltb

    May 28, 2005
    Are they made well and sound better than just gimmicks?
     
  8. vivaknoxvegas

    vivaknoxvegas El Duderino Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2002
    Knoxville, TN
    ZVEX Fuzzalo or Mooer Bass Fog are the two that I've tried. I liked them both. They're glitchy and kind of "out there" sounding.
     
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  9. Nunovsky

    Nunovsky

    Sep 4, 2004
    Portugal
    Honestly, I don't know. But their matrioska synth pedal is getting a lot o love around here.
     
  10. I have the v8 tone fuzz... it’s an oscillator on one side of the tone knob so kinda interesting... just the volume is LOUD and so makes it unusable for me, cos a nudge of the knob can go from fun to blowing speakers and that’s not even at full volume. Think it was designed to push guitar amps more..
     
  11. cnltb

    cnltb

    May 28, 2005
    Any more? :)
     
  12. I had a Svisound fuzz that was pretty cool a while back.

    There's a silicon version on eBay cheap right now:

    SviSound Si Silicon Fuzz pedal | eBay

    Only $50 shipped. Might be worth a go.
     
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  13. Nunovsky

    Nunovsky

    Sep 4, 2004
    Portugal
    Those guys at SviSound make really cool pedals. I forgot about them but the have some small fuzzes that could be worth a shot.
     
  14. cnltb

    cnltb

    May 28, 2005
    Are they just 'cool' or also well designed and well made?
     
  15. Nunovsky

    Nunovsky

    Sep 4, 2004
    Portugal
    Honestly, I havent tried one and most videos are with guitars. Maybe someone here can answer that.
     
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  16. Mine was well designed and well made but it was based around a NOS Soviet germanium transistor, so it wasn't quite the same as the silicon one I linked to.

    Biggest downside was that it had a REALLY hot output -- there was very little range between inaudible and arena volume -- if you so much as looked at the volume knob it went CRAZY loud.
     
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  17. BigBeatNut

    BigBeatNut

    Apr 10, 2006
    London, UK
    My vote goes to the SFX micro fuzz, lots of bottom end. The Mooer Fog has it's uses, but not a favourite of mine. The Mooer Thunderball has a low intensity fuzz setting I like, but that's more like overdrive.